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A range of thermoplastics reinforced with fibres made from waste glass are being developed by Lanxess of Cologne, Germany.

The Stockholm-based Textiles Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS) reports that its members are adopting a wide range of strategies in order to continue to work during the human coronavirus (COVID

Technology that enables liquid to be transported quickly from the surface of a diaper has been introduced by Ontex.

Evansville, Indiana, USA-based nonwovens producer Berry Global is to install a new meltblown line at one of its facilities in the UK, as part of a collaboration with Medicom to supply the UK govern

A multivitamin blend has been added to Devan Chemicals' range of microencapsulated active ingredients for application to fabrics (R-Vital).

The first plant in Australia for the manufacture of spunbond and meltblown nonwovens is to be established by OZ Health Plus of Brisbane, Queensland.

Andritz is to supply a hydroentanglement line with an annual production capacity of 18 kt to Eruslu Nonwoven Group, enabling the Turkish company to produce new technical products.

A wearable personal heating and cooling device, called the Reon Pocket, has been launched by Sony of Tokyo, Japan.

Wearable devices that enable those who have been in close proximity with a someone suffereing from human coronavirus (COVID-19) to be traced and notified without the need for a smartphone have been

An antiviral and antibacterial treatment for textiles proven effective against the strain of

Methods and technologies for the decontamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) for those working in the aerospace industry and for those caring for patients with human coronavirus (COVID-1

The effectiveness of a variety of natural and synthetic fabrics for the filtration of particles of a similar size to the virus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A sensor-based distance-control floor mat that helps to ensure that social distancing is maintained in retail outlets has been developed by printed-electronics specialist InnovationLab of Heidelber

Cotton-based dressings that are highly effective for the treatment of diabetic wounds and burns injuries have been developed by engineers from the UK’s University of Sheffield.

Nonwovens producer Takween Advanced Industries of Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, is planning to start talks with Shandong Jofo Nonwoven of Dongying, China, regarding the sale of its subsidiary, Saudi Ara

Lightweight aerogels that can effectively block a wide range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have been produced from cellulose nanofibres and silver nanowires by researchers in Switzerl

A wearable device and a set of algorithms designed to detect the early signs and symptoms of human coronavirus (COVID-19), and to monitor patients as the illness progresses, has been developed by r

In response to growing demand from European manufacturers of electronic and medical devices, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH has increased production capacity by 40% for its polyamide (PA)-sized chopped

Graphene additives from First Graphene Ltd will be incorporated into glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) laminates manufactured by Australia’s largest swimming-pool producer, Aquatic Leisure Tech

Construction work on a facility that will manufacture carbon fibre-reinforced prepregs for the primary structure of Boeing’s 777X wide-body commercial aeroplane has been completed in Al Ain, United